Monday, December 19, 2016
In four years and more than 150 gyms we have seen some special places - but maybe none more than Ball Gymnasium. Opened in 1925 as a part of the Ball State Teachers College, the old gym is now home to the student athletes of the Burris Laboratory School (Muncie Burris). The maple floor (complete with an Owl at center court) and elevated track have witnessed a history of good high school basketball and dominant volleyball, and continue to serve two campuses as a recreation center. This year's Burris boys squad is young (only 2 seniors), and on Saturday night, fell victim to a talented University High, 70-31. But, no matter the score, the students, fans and players of Muncie Burris seem happy to call this historic gym their home. CGS.